A woman has been landed with an £870 bill after she dropped a cigarette end in Hove.
Shannon Russell, 25, was spotted dropping the fag butt in George Street, Hove, a court was told this week.
But when she was approached by litter police asking for her name and address, she “provided false or inaccurate details”.
As a result of her littering, which happened on Friday 10 May, Brighton and Hove City Council took her to court on Wednesday (7 August)
Brighton magistrates heard the case in her absence and found her guilty of providing false or inaccurate details as well as littering.
Russell, of Bridge Close, Lancing, was fined £220 for each offence and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and prosecution costs of £400, making £870 in total.
The council also took a man to court on Wednesday for fly-tipping in April.
Nathaniel Mckenzie Peck, 28, of Preston Road, Brighton, pleaded guilty to dumping black sacks of rubbish near his home.
He was fined £300 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and prosecution costs of £350, making £680 in total.
Another man accused of fly-tipping in April failed to appear at court on Wednesday.
Aaron Reynolds, 29, of Ryelands Drive, Moulsecoomb, was accused of dumping blacks sacks of rubbish, a mattress, a sofa, electrical items and clothes near his home.
The court issued a warrant not backed for bail because Reynolds could be jailed for the offence.
The same court heard that black sacks of commercial waste from a restaurant in Western Road, Hove, had been dumped in nearby Waterloo Street.
The bench ordered the owner, Almoosh Snack Ltd, to ensure that a director turned up next month after the case was rescheduled.
The defence said that Ysen Ni, from Almoosh, was out of the country for medical reasons so the court adjourned the case until Wednesday 18 September.
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